Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) is an undergraduate programme in Ayurvedic medicine which educated students on the concepts of Ayurveda and its use in treating diseases. This is one of the highly coveted courses in medicine and offers a lucrative career to the graduates. It is a preliminary course for medical practice in Ayurveda and is available in colleges and universities managed by the Government and private bodies. The course comprises detailed Ayurvedic medicine and basic concepts of modern medicine. The course pattern is similar to the MBBS with one year internship after four and a half years of classroom study. With the interest of the whole world shifting towards Ayurveda, the demand for BAMS doctors has increased. The degree course is accepted and recognized internationally as well. The BAMS graduates can start practising after obtaining the registration certificate.

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Course Level UG
Duration 4½ years and 1 year internship
Eligibility Class XII or equivalent exams from any recognized board with min 50% in science subjects

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the course, the candidates must have obtained at least 50% marks in PCB aggregate and a passing score in all the subjects individually. The candidate must also qualify NEET and should have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission.

Admission Procedure

The admission process for BAMS will be conducted on the basis of score obtained in NEET UG. The state-wise counselling procedure will allot seats as per the merit of the student.

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BAMS Colleges in Bangalore

Some of the most prestigious colleges and institutions for BAMS course are:

  • Alvas Ayurvedic Medical College
  • Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine & Research
  • Ramakrishna Ayurvedic Medical College (RAMC)
  • Sri College Of Ayurvedic Science & Research Hospital
  • KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research

Course Structure and Course Syllabus

The BAMS Course has three sections (called Profs or Professionals) with each one having a duration of 1.5 years.

  • The history of Ayurveda, physiology and anatomy are taught in the first professional.
  • The second professional comprises advanced topics such as pharmacology and toxicology.
  • The third professional comprises a deep study of the more advanced topics such as Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Skin, ENT and Surgery.

After the course completion, the graduates can start practising or apply for the higher studies.
The following job prospects are open for BAMS graduates:

  • Practice in private clinics or hospitals
  • Health managers and Senior Scientists in the Medicine firms and companies
  • Health consultants
  • Medicine Research
  • Ayurvedic Pharmacist
  • Allied medicine and healthcare

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